Wednesday 31 October 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release Previews Day Two!

Welcome BACK!! It's day TWO of Waltzingmouse Stamps November release previews and boy have we got some eye candy for you today. We are bringing you TWO more fantabulous sets - Vintage Christmas background and Compliments of the Season 2. Our extremely talented design team have put together a showcase of amazing inspiration and wonderful ideas so be sure to visit each of their blogs - you do NOT want to miss out. 

After my Pink and Teal cards yesterday I decided to go with traditional Christmas colours for today's previews! Again, my card is A6 size ( 148mm x 105mm or 5.8" x 4.1"). The Vintage Background stamp is PERFECT for this size card.. and a little larger if you want to go there :)

I inked up half of the background stamp with Stampin' Up Ruby Red and the other half with Stampin' Up Mellow Moss inks. Stamped it down onto some plain white card and then cut it down to size. I stamped out the MERRY CHRISTMAS with memento black in as I was going to colour it in with my copics but then decided that I liked the outline look better. I stitched all of my papers down before adding some white lace and wine red ribbon, to which I had tied some red/white bakers around. To finish I made some pearls with the Opal Viva Decor paper pen.

As I was itching to play some more I hopped over to the FREEBIES section of the WMS Store and got myself  the template for the Three Kings boxes (or as I call them - Christmas crackers!! lol.. and I only made one!)

I printed the template out on regular copier paper and stuck it to my cardstock with removable glue. Once i had it all cut out and scored I inked up the Vintage Christmas background stamp with Ruby Red ink, stamped it out onto white card and cut it down to fit on each panel of the cracker. I used the same baker's twine as I had on the card to close up the cracker and made a circular tag using one of the sentiments from Compliments of the Season 2. I threaded the baker's twine through both the tag and a silver bell and secured them with a bow - so my cracker jingles when it's moved :D 

The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is also from Compliments of the Season 2 and stamped it out onto white card with Memento black ink. Then I cut it out with oval nestabilies and adhered it on 3D foam to the front of the cracker.

For your convenience, below is the list of ladies who are participating in today's previews..... 

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release Previews Day One

Good MORNING!! Today kicks off  the Waltzingmouse Stamps November Release Festivities and we are showcasing TWO amazing new sets to whet your appetite - Yonder Star and Yonder Star Background. These fantastic sets work SO well together, as you will see as you visit each of the design team ladies' blogs 

I am just love love loving making A6 cards right now. I created 2 very similar cards using the Yonder Star Background but different elements from the Yonder Star stamp set. 

Of course I just HAD to do a PINK Christmas card :D 

Supplies - 
Yonder Star & Yonder Star Background
Pink Cardstock
White Cardstock
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Stampin' Up Black Ink
We 'R' Memory Keepers white wide eyelet
White Grosgrain ribbon

And then I made one in my favourite colour (and you thought that was PINK! lol), teal !! Strangely enough, my ribbon looks bright blue but I assure you it's not. It's actually a light teal colour. My camera is a strange creature :/ 

For this card I used a dark teal base card. I inked up the Yonder Star Background with Stampin UP Baja Breeze laying it down very lightly towards the top of the stamp so that it would fade out from from the bottom up. Then I added a little Pine Needles Distress ink in places to darken it down some and distress it further. I used the same 2 inks for the centre feature, and I used Memento Black for the sentiment. To finish my card I tied a little metal star charm to the LIGHT TEAL!! ribbon with some natural button twine

Supplies - 
Yonder Star & Yonder Star Background
Teal Cardstock
White Cardstock
Stampin' UP Baja Breeze & Tim Holtz Pine Needles distress ink
Metal Charm

Well that's it from me but below is the list of lovely ladies also showcasing these stamps today - do pop over and say hello!!

Have FUN!!!

Monday 29 October 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade - Bring the Bling

We have a new challenge starting over on the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Blog. The theme for this challenge is .....


My card features Yumi Peace Sign 

I've coloured her up with copic markers. 
Skin - E000-00-11-21. R20
Hair: 100
Clothes/Hair band: R81-83-85. B000-00-02. 

I cut her out using Labels 25 Nestabilities and sponged the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I drew around the outside edge of the Labels 25 die and trimmed it out with a scissors to make a matt for the image. 

Remember: You MUST to use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade, Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts or The Greeting Farm image to participate in our challenges. Any project not using these images will be deleted.

Come by and "like" ourFacebook Fan Page, so you can stay up-to-date, get your challenge reminders, and share your Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts creations!!

Challenges - 
Dream Valley Challenges -  Glitter and Bling
The Squirrel & the Fox -  Use a Ribbon
That Craft Place - Tic Tac Toe* (Ribbon, Lace, Die Cut)
Card Crafter's Circle  - Glitz & Glamour
Clearly Inspired  -  Ribbon or Twine
Fussy and Fancy  - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful & creative day!

Saturday 27 October 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges

It's time for a new sketch challenge over on Waltzingmouse Stamps and this week we have a sketch by Mischief Maker, Jeanne JachnaMy card today features four wonderful stamp sets -  Paris Nouveau , Compact Sentiments, Bitty Banners & Make your Mark

Papers:  Basic Grey "What's Up"
Inks: Stampin' Up "Cameo Coral" & Memento Tuxedo Black
Alphabet Stickers
"Goddaughter": Computer generated

And now everyone can play along as we are lifting our requirement to use at least one WMS image on your project, although it makes us really happy when you do! We hope that this new freedom will encourage you and even more of your friends to play along with us each week and perhaps win that coveted Top Mouse Award!

Post your projects using the Inlinkz link tool, no later than 12:00 noon Central time on Friday, November 2, 2012. The winner of the stamp set and the new Top Mouse Award winners will be announched when the new sketch challenge is posted on Saturday, November 3rd. 


La-la Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Halloween

We have a new and Inspirational theme over on the La-la Land Crafts blog. This week we would love to see your spooky La-La creations for our Halloween theme!

My card features Flying Witch Marci which comes with coordinating sentiment and the stars I used in the background. I've also featured the Scary Tree and Eerie Bats Dies

My image has been coloured with copic markers:
Skin: E000-00-11. R20
Hair: E42-43-44
Clothes/Hat: C3 through C9. V12-15-17. Y21-26-28
Broom - E31-33-35-53-55. 

Challenges - 
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Halloween / Anything Goes
Bloggers - Witches & Goblins
Dilly Beans - Halloween
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Halloween
Hanna & Friends - Halloween

Have a fantastic weekend

Wednesday 24 October 2012

DT Quixotic Paperie - Meow-y Christmas

Good morning :D It's my turn to share another inspiration post over on Quixotic Paperie and today I am featuring a super cute stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called Meow-y Christmas.

I stamped my image onto Make It Colour Blending card with Memento black ink. Then I coloured it up with Copic Markers:
Kitty: C5, C7, C9, R12
Stocking: R22, R24, R29. Y21, Y26, Y28
Nail: C1, C3

My papers are Season's Greetings from Echo Park and they've been matted, and stitched onto red and white cardstock. Once I had everything layered up I trimmed out my image and adhered it with 3D foam dots for extra dimension. To finish off I added some 'pearls' using the Viva Decor Paper Pen in Opal.

The ribbon, doily and JOY charm are from my stash and the button twine is from Waltzingmouse Stamps

Challenges - 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes!
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas Sentiment
Anything Goes Challenge - Make your Own Embellishments (Pearls)

Have a creative day

Monday 22 October 2012

Color Me Creative - Anything Goes with a Splash of Red

It's time for a new challenge over on Color Me Creative Classroom and this time your challenge is all about

**A Touch of Red**

Color ANY image ANY way you like, but it must have some RED in the image somewhere!! We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!


and the prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to Tiddly Inks!!



-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!
-Image MUST be colored with Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!
-NO more than 3 projects may be entered
UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES to the Photo Gallery and TAG them with the word RED12 so they can be seen easily!
Entries MUST be tagged and uploaded to the photo gallery by Oct 26th at 8:00 pm EST!


One Stitch At A Time - SIO - Use a Digi
The Squirrel & the Fox - Use a Ribbon
Clearly Inspired - Ribbon or Twine
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes

Sunday 21 October 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Release HOP!!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got two new characters from Cheryl's LEXI'S WINTER FUN and SNOW DAY LUCAS!! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called OH BABY!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX elegant DASHING DANCERS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with ALL your images this season.... called WINTER TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

OH AND there is a SPECIAL image we are releasing to you today and we haven't shared it with you yet! See if you can find it along the hop! It's the AWESOME new stamp that the participants at yesterday's Krafty Day received in their goodie bags!! It's called KRAFTY KATASTROPHE and we know you'll love it!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our OCTOBER Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Now let's get hoppin'!!

Saturday 20 October 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Previews Day Four & New Challenge!!

It's time for a new challenge over on Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and today the DT are also previewing  SIX new AWESOME Annie stamps for OCTOBER!!

I'm sure you can guess now that this month's Annie stamps are....... DASHING DANCERS!!!

We KNOW you'll LOVE them as much as we do!! Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Ainsleigh Arabesque, Dashing Dancers, Disco Donna, Fernanda Flamenco, Holly Hip Hop and Trixie Tapper!! Prepare your pocketbook.....because you're gonna want them ALL!

My card today features Dashing Dancers, don't they look suave!!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely PAM is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new HOLLY HIP HOP, as featured on her gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky ladies are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our OCTOBER stamps will be available TOMORROW at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! So be sure to come on back to enjoy our Release Day Krafty HOP!!

Oh and P.S. There will be a SPECIAL stamp that you haven't seen yet, being released tomorrow as well, so be sure to check out tomorrow's Krafty Hop to see if you can find it!!!

Happy hoppin'!!

Friday 19 October 2012

La-la Land Craft Inspiration Friday - Sketch

It's time for another Inspiration Friday over on La-la Land Crafts and this week we have a sketch for you. Just in case you missed Monday's Inspiration post - we are also having a MINI RELEASE of 4 Christmas & New Year themed stamps!! My card today features Angel Luka with Horn

Also on my card I've used Rolled Roses Small Medium & Large Flourish dies. The large flourish die is perfect for making leaves for behind the roses, or any flowers. 

Other Supplies:
Papers: 'Tis the Season collection from Kaisercraft. 
Carstock: The PaperMill
Button Twine: Waltzingouse Stamps
Flat back pearls & Viva Decor Paper Pen - Opal

All of the new stamps are available right now. You can find them HERE.

ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Make your Own Embellishments (Flowers)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Things with Wings

Thanks for dropping by and have a fantastic Friday!!

Thursday 18 October 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Previews Day Two

Welcome back to our OCTOBER Krafty Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the TWO new SETS by artist Cheryl Alger!!! We have two NEW characters to introduce you to! Meet Lexi and Lucas in their own new sets!!! It's LEXI'S WINTER FUN and SNOW DAY LUCAS!!!

Papers: Fancy Pants Designs - Winterland
Cardstock: The Paper Mill
Flowers & Ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copic Markers, Stickles, Pearls

Papers: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants Designs
Cardstock: The Paper Mill
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Chipboard Snowflakes: Make it Crafty
Cheesecloth: Cardz n Scrapz
Stickles, Bakers Twine, Charm

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new LEXI or LUCAS set!!!!!

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Release Previews Day One!!

Good morning!! We're celebrating winter at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ...and lots more!! (You'll have to wait until later in the week to see what other themes we have up our sleeves!!) But now, get ready for our OCTOBER 2012 RELEASE!!!!!

We are kicking off the *New* OCTOBER Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our….


These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the WINTER Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

All of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers primarily and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations or to use as the focal point on our cards! They are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items and tags!! No stamper's stash is complete without them!

Now just you wait 'til you see the awesome samples the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new WINTER TRINKETS set!!!

Winter Trinkets
In Stitches
Echo Park "Season's Greetings"
Red Cardstock
Baker's Twine
Stampin' Up Ruby Red inkpad

Sunday 14 October 2012

Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts Challenges - No Patterned Paper

It's time for our next challenge over on the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts blog. For this challenge we don't want to see any patterned papers.. ai yai yai!!! - the stuff nightmares are made of, lol.  

My card features Chasezilla and is coloured with copic markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Dinosaur outfit - BG21, YG23, YG25. BG02, BG05. Colourless blender. 

I created the background with Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit stamps and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. The sentiment comes from Half Pint Heroes I added some flossed buttons and a little bit of blue ribbon to embellish. 

Check out all the challenge details and see what the rest of the DT have created over on the Yumi and Fumi blog. 

2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Just Add Ink – Just add bright colors
Craft Us Crazy -  Children and/or Fall
Crafty Ribbons -  Children's birthday

Thanks for dropping by!!

Saturday 13 October 2012

La-la Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Christmas in October

Hi everyone!! This week our inspiration over on La-La Land Crafts is Christmas in October. I guess it's pretty safe to say that we've all started our Christmas cards by now so this inspiration challenge will help you along your way :D

My card features Christmas Present Luka.

I've colourd my image with Copic Markers: 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E70, E74, E77
Sweater: G40, G43, G46
Pants: E42, E43, E44
Boots: E50, E51, E53
Santa Hat: R22, R24, R29
Gift: BG01, BG02, BG05. Y11, Y15, Y18

The papers are Echo Park - Season's Greetings and they've been matted and stitched down onto red and white cardstock. 

The coordinating sentiment comes with the stamp. 

We would love to see your work, so why not link up to either the Customer Gallery or if you're on Facebook "Like the page" and show us what you have been creating!! 

Challenges - 
52 Christmas Throwdown - Cards, must be Christmas - Colour
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas colours
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Quixotic Paperie - What Big Eyes

Hi!! Well it's that time of year again.... seems every year coming up to Halloween and Christmas I get an overwhelming urge to make treat bags and boxes, lol. Today, for my Quixotic Paperie DT project I took the whole Little Red Riding Hood bringing food to Grandma idea and made a Treat Bag featuring What Big Eyes from the Susana Loves Stamps 'Eyes' collection. 

I stamped my image out onto Make it Colour blending card with memento black ink. I coloured her up with copics and Touch Twin markers and trimmed her. Then I set her aside while I prepared the bag. Using coordinating inks I stamped a background and then some leaves. The Seeds packet image, Goodwill sentiment and the leaves are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used Touch Twin markers for the leaves. 

I cut out some kraft tickets using MFT Die-Namics ticket strips die, then I stamped my sentiment onto it. I layered up the leaves and adhered the sentiment ticket with 3D foam dots. Then I glued a metal watering can onto the ticket. Once I had the bag completed I folded the top down twice and punched 2 holes using my crop-a-dile and threaded some gingham ribbon through it. 

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything but a card
Sweet Stamps - Altered Item
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today!! 

Saturday 6 October 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Anniversay Challenges

It's an Anniversary Celebration over on Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and we have some FUN challenges for you!! 

My challenge is to make a Circle Card!! I just love how quick and easy these are to make, and below is a quick tutorial on how I make my Circle Cards!! 

Paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
White Card
Classic Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Viva Decor Paper Pen
Cuttlebug (or similar)
Paper trimmer

 1) Fold the white card in half and using the largest of the circle nestabilites cut out the card base. Run it through your cutter a couple of times to ensure it cuts through the two layers. Using the same size die cut out a circle of double sided patterned paper. If you are not using double sided papers cut 2 circles of coordinating paper. 

2) Taking the largest for the scalloped circle dies cut out the backing cardstock. 

3) Cut the patterned paper in half and use opposite sides. Adhere them to the cardstock and then adhere the cardstock to the white card base, ensuring that the front panel is straight. 

4) Colour your image, trim it out and adhere it to the front panel using 3D foam dots. Use some of the leftover white card for the sentiment, cutting one end into a fishtail and slipping the other end slightly under your image. To compete the card adhere some pearls or use the Viva Decor paper pen to make your own pearls. (You could also use buttons, etc, instead of pearls)

You could WIN some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps AND you'll have a chance to become a Krafty Guest for December!!! Pull out one of your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!!

You have until Monday night, October 8th, to submit your design HERE! Just click on the little blue froggie to add your card and if you'd like to be considered for the Krafty Guest spot, please add a -KG beside your name when uploading!!!

Happy kraftin'!!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Skulltastic

Good morning and Happy World Card Making Day!!!

We have a new challenge for you over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog. Our hostess Cheryl wants to see skulls on projects this week. The prize for this challenge will be Perfect Poison, which is featured on Cheryl's card.  

My card features Alice the Strawberry Pirate.  

She has been coloured up with copic markers an trimmed out with a scissors. I layered up the wooden plaque, epoxy parrot and pirate ship and adhered Alice on top with 3D foam dots. 

The Treasure banner is a rub-on, as is the sentiment.  To embellish I've added some crystal stem and 5mm white pearls. 

As you may have read on our Facebook fan page, we are having a little online party to celebrate our THIRD Anniversary AND World Cardmaking Day, which both happen to be this weekend!

The first part of our celebration has already begun!! We've got over 140 of our most popular stamps on SALE 20-75% OFF, but only while supplies last! So hop on over and scoop up some inky savings!!

Next up, we will be posting TWO extra special Challenges today!!! We've got some prizes here to give away, so play along with as many of our Anniversary challenges as possible! Not only will you be in a chance to WIN, but you be asked to join the Krafty Girls as a Krafty Guest for the month of December!!!

Also we'll be having some random trivia questions and games posted here and on our Facebook page, so be sure to stop in often to join in the fun and even WIN some rubber goodness!!!

Check out the rest of our skulltastic projects HERE on the blog. 


Wednesday 3 October 2012

DT Quixotic Paperie - Little Stargazer

Hi everyone! I am busy busy busy preparing for the GBCE which takes place this weekend, Oct 5, 6 & 7th at the Athlone Springs Hotel. Check out the GBCE blog for updates and sneak peeks of all the wonderful classes scheduled Friday through to Sunday. There will also be lots of demos and make&takes going on for you to enjoy. Classes are filling up FAST! so if there is one you really want to take don't delay on booking in. 

Today, it's my turn to share a little inspiration over on the Quixotic Paperie blog and my card today features a sweet image from Susana Loves Stamps called Little Stargazer.

I've stamped her out onto watercolour card using Archival ink and I coloured her in with Distress Markers.

Skin: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose
Hair: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey
Clothes: Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone, Black Soot & Inkssentials Opaque White pen

My papers are Basic Grey - PB&J and they've been matted and stitched down onto black and white cardstock. I inked the Make it Crafty Vines chippies and then added some clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. For the butterfly chippie I heat embossed it with Seafoam white embossing powder.

 I cut the top off of a medium sized manilla tag, stamped my Waltzingmouse Stamps sentiment, added a wide eyelet and threaded some twine though, then I slipped it behind the ribbon, layering it over the white doily. 

I trimmed out my image and layered that on top using 3D foam dots. Then I tucked 2 yellow & black feathers in behind her. To finish, I used a Viva Decor paper pen to make my pearls. 

Challenges - 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes!
Try It On Tuesday  - Lots Of Layers
Wild Orchid Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by!!